NIHR HealthTech Research Centres (HRCs) work with medical device, diagnostic and digital health technology companies to develop, evaluate and validate new medical technology and diagnostics.

HRCs are centres of excellence located in leading NHS organisations across England that accelerate the development of healthcare technologies to improve the effectiveness and quality of health and care services.  HRCs can help medical device, digital technology and diagnostic companies (collectively known as HealthTech) to develop new innovative medical technologies. This includes help to generate the evidence to demonstrate financial value (health economics) or improve operational efficiency in the NHS (real-world evidence generation).


The HealthTech Research Centre in Accelerated Surgical Care aims to drive HealthTech innovation patients and healthcare systems to deliver socio-economic benefit through quicker diagnosis and treatment of surgical conditions with safe, early recovery in the community.

We are hosted by the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, working closely with the University of Leeds, a leading UK University with strengths in biomedical research.